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Teen Ink Summer Program and Camp Guide for Teens

Science / Math Programs

Are you a math geek or science nerd? How about a lover of the environment or robots? Our list of science and math summer camps and programs as something for every teenager. Study abroad or nationally, on a college campus, or on the go while traveling the world. The options are many including marine biology, computer science, writing, engineering, archaeology, leadership, medicine, nano tech, computer graphics, and environmental sustainability. There are even programs created specifically for girls as well as many scholarship opportunities for all middle schoolers and high schoolers. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


UDayton Women in Engineering(opens in a new window)

Join other teenage girls at our summer camp for total immersion in through classroom activities, participatory experiments, visits to industries and contact with practicing women engineers.

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USC Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer camp workshops for teens include The USC Young Actors Workshop and The USC Summer Science Program for Girls

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Augustana Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

Fun college-like academic summer courses for high school students taught by popular professors. From Harry Potter to human cadaver dissection, there’s something for everyone. Evening summer camp activities included.

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College of Saint Rose Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

Our exciting Summer Academy for teens in grades 6-10 provides parents and students many different summer camps to choose from that are flexible and convenient.

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Crow Canyon Archeological Center(opens in a new window)

Touch the Past. Archaeology Learning Adventures summer camp programs for teens offer a chance to experience archaeology firsthand. Have fun, make new friends, and gain experience in excavation and analysis.

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ColoradoCollege Summer(opens in a new window)

Colorado College Pre-College Program - Teens, earn college credit during the summer as well as participating in Colorado summer camp-like activities. Find out if Colorado College and the Block Plan are right for you.

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University of Miami Summer Scholar(opens in a new window)

Teens entering their junior and senior years in high school learn about the college experience by studying for three weeks and earning college credit at the University of Miami!

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Catholic University Summer(opens in a new window)

Skip summer camp – as a teenage CUA Summer College student, become immersed in college life and get a head start on your college career before you finish high school!

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University of Chicago Summer(opens in a new window)

This college-preparatory summer camp engages teens in the most rigorous and rewarding study of their lives.

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Syracuse Summer College(opens in a new window)

This 6-week academic summer camp allows high school teens to study, explore career interests and earn college credit.

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Teton Science School(opens in a new window)

Join teens from around the country on an educational adventure exploring field research, natural history, and backpacking in the Greater Yellowstone/ Teton Ecosystem.

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Phillips Academy Summer Session, Andover(opens in a new window)

Phillips Academy Summer is the premier summer academic enrichment camp for high school teens, offering over 60 courses within a diverse, rigorous, and supportive day or residential environment.

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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege(opens in a new window)

Internationally recognized for our summer camp programs in computer science, fine arts, engineering, business and the humanities. You’ll find a dynamic, intense teen student body working very hard -- and playing hard, too!

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Penn Summer: University of Pennsylvania(opens in a new window)

Penn Summer High School Programs offer an outstanding Ivy League academic challenge to teens in the US on a beautiful, historic campus.

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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Discover GW and DC! Two residential summer program enable teens to explore their academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day camps for grades 9-11.

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Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College(opens in a new window)

This summer camp offers unique “District” and “Pirate” themes that teen lovers of the Hunger Games and Elizabethan-era lore will find incorporated into fun events, courses, activities and campus housing for one or two weeks!

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Harvard Summer School(opens in a new window)

Motivated high school students find the Harvard Summer School a challenging, rewarding, and exciting Ivy League college camp program experience.

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Earlham Explore-A-College(opens in a new window)

A college-level summer camp for high-schoolers. Take a class from an Earlham professor and earn 2 college credits. Classes in Sciences, Languages, Humanities, Art and Outdoor Education

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Tufts Summer Study(opens in a new window)

An opportunity for teens to assess their talents, interests, and values. Your summer camp experience will help you clarify your options as you prepare for the college application process.

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Hotchkiss Summer Portals(opens in a new window)

Our summer camps accept teens entering 8-10th grade who have a strong interest in chamber music or environmental science. Hands-on instruction from well-known faculty, scholars and artists. Substantial financial aid is available.

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SEA Education(opens in a new window)

SEA summer academic travel camps for teens focus on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Johns-Hopkins Pre-College(opens in a new window)

Anxious to see a university and sample courses and campus life? This academic summer camp lets teenagers begin their college journeys early.

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Westfield State(opens in a new window)

Westfield State features residential summer camps for teenagers ages 14 to 17. Check out Westfield CSI or Flight Academy!

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Abroad Programs by SPI(opens in a new window)

High school study abroad programs for college credit in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Earn college credit and have the summer of your life with an SPI summer program!

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UVM/GIV Engineering Institute(opens in a new window)

Start solving the world’s sustainability issues at summer camp! Teens empower themselves with knowledge through fun hands-on engineering projects and tours.

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